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Komm, Nachtigall, schwing dich hernieder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm, Nachtigall, schwing dich hernieder
Zum Garten im blühenden Hag,
Komm, liebliche Sängerin, wieder,
Sing deine melodischen Lieder
Hinüber dem scheidenden Tag.

Noch schweigst du, was willst du verschweigen?
Die Fülle so sehnlicher Qual?
So lange nicht willst du dich zeigen,
So lang nicht in blühenden Zweigen
Das Mondlicht leuchtet im Tal.

Von heiligen Strahlen umfangen,
In glühenden Wonnen erwacht,
Lobsingst du mit süßem Erbangen
Das schüchterne Liebesverlangen,
Du himmlische Stimme der Nacht.

Translation(s): ENG

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-04-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:19
Line count: 15
Word count: 73

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